Patna, May 6: Congress today suspended former union minister Dr Shakeel Ahmad and party MLA from Benipatti Bhavana Jha on charge of working against the party.
Sources at the state Congress office said that Congress general secretary Motilal Vora passed an order to that effect. As it, Dr Ahmad is contesting election as an Independent candidate from Madhubani against grand alliance`s official nominee. Congress MLA from Benipatti Ms Jha is also campaigning for Dr Ahmad in the constituency.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi had appealed people few days back to ensure victory of the candidate of Vikasshil Insan Party (VIP), an ally of grand alliance Badri Prasad Purve from Madhubani.Madhubani constituency is going to poll on May 6.
Meanwhile, Senior Congress leader and MLC Premchandra Mishra thanked Congress president Mr Gandhi for it and said that discipline in the party should be maintained at any cost. “Nobody is above the party,” he remarked. (UNI)